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Funerary practices in the Netherlands

Funerary practices in the Netherlands

Author: Brenda Mathijssen; Claudia Venhorst
Publisher: Bingley, U.K. : Emerald Publishing Limited, 2019. ©2019
Series: Funerary international
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
In contextualizing the Dutch funerary practice in its wider legal, national and local governance framework, this book describes the historical context for current practices, provides data on trends in burial and cremation, and examines recent developments including natural burial, increasing religious diversity and changing national legislation. Chapters provide an overview of funerary history and contemporary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Brenda Mathijssen; Claudia Venhorst
ISBN: 9781787698734 1787698734 1787698750 9781787698758
OCLC Number: 1121204485
Description: 1 online resource (xxi, 221 pages)
Contents: Chapter 1. The Netherlands: An Introduction Chapter 2. History Chapter 3. Demographic and legal frameworks Chapter 4. The funeral directing industry Chapter 5. Paying for funerals Chapter 6. A typical funeral Chapter 7. Burial and Cemeteries Chapter 8. Cremation and Crematoria Chapter 9. Death and Remembrance in the Public Sphere
Series Title: Funerary international
Responsibility: Brenda Mathijssen and Claudia Venhorst.


This book explores the funerary culture in the Netherlands through a mixture of photographs, figures and case studies. The nine chapters demonstrate the process of funeralising and ideas about death  Read more...


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Mathijssen and Venhorst describe funerary practices in the Netherlands as a dynamic field still being shaped by a Protestant majority in the North and a Roman Catholic majority in the South, by the Read more...

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